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Cerner CEO Neal Patterson dies
Neal Patterson, co-founder and CEO of Cerner Corp., and a principal owner of Sporting Kansas City, died Sunday, according to a statement from Cerner. The company said that Patterson died of unexpected complications from a soft-tissue cancer that he had been treated for previously. Ian Cummins, Steve Vockrodt and Sam McDowell report.
Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes called Patterson, a principal owner of the club, “the spearhead of our organization.”
African-American homeownership suffered most in recession
Across the U.S., homeownership rates appear to be stabilizing as people rebound from the 2007 recession that left millions unemployed and home values underwater, but African-Americans aren’t sharing in the recovery, even as whites, Asian-Americans and Latinos slowly see gains in home-buying. Steve Vockrodt and Kelsey Ryan report.
‘Greener-than-green’ construction interrupted
The internationally touted apartment project on the edge of Kansas City’s River Market was supposed to be open by now. The Second and Delaware apartment project in the River Market is behind schedule, and its general contractor has stopped work and is suing the developer, Diane Stafford reports.
Bullets in Belton: A former Vegas singer and an ex-politician
Was it self-defense or a vicious assault when a former politician shot an ex-Las Vegas lounge singer four times at Jaudon Ghost Bar near Belton? Authorities are still deciding, Mike Hendricks reports.
Heat advisory in KC Monday through Wednesday
Hot and humid weather is expected to persist through Wednesday, with temperatures in the mid-90s and a heat index of 103 to 107 each day, Tony Rizzo reports.